To discover if the MBA is right for you, attend a luncheon as our guest. You can either be invited by an existing member (sponsor) or contact the MBA Executive Director. To be considered for membership, you must meet the following requirements:
To remain a member in good standing, dues must be paid in a timely fashion, and attendance at most events is expected. Regular attendance provides the most benefit from membership in the shortest amount of time.
“Since 1974 Metropolitan Business Association has been the place for businesses to connect and grow. Comprised of owners/ operators, CEO's and Presidents of a wide variety of business types, the MBA meetings give you the inside track to decision makers. Join us and meet the people that will take your company to the next level in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.”
-Verena Lewandowski, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Membership Chair
"MBA has provided MARCO with a business network of REAL people for over 10 years. Members are personable and diverse and mutual respect is evident. The Executive Director keeps volunteer committee work to a minimum. MBA has allowed me to grow my business in a fun and profitable way!"
-Nancy Gudekunst, MARCO Ideas Unlimited (www.marcopdx.com)
“Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of being a member of the MBA is in the knowledge that the goods and services provided by fellow members will always be priced fairly and the products and services received will always be of top quality. It’s like we’re family and take good care of each other.”
-Ron Gayer, Atlas Financial Services
“The MBA has been an invaluable marketing and management resource since my 1st year of membership in 1998. One of our customers introduced me to the MBA and I have not been disappointed. Not only do members use our services, they also refer customers, business partners, vendors, etc. From a revenue perspective, those referrals and intertrades have contributed nicely to our revenue stream.
In addition to receiving business, I have every confidence in referring customers to other members. I am able to send even my most demanding customer to other members because I know they have the same values in service and integrity that I do. Additionally, the members have been an important resource in running my business. I have gotten very practical advice on important and mundane business matters.
So, if you are looking for a terrific business organization that returns surefire benefits, please look at the MBA, either as a member or as a user of services. And, the membership is a fun-loving, spirited group that keeps me laughing and enthused.”
-Nancy Browning, S2 Imaging + PDQ Signs